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Dr. Ritesh Kumar Jaiswal

Ritesh Jaiswal

Ritesh Kumar Jaiswal is a Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) Fellow at the University of Zurich. He will be working on his project “Repercussions of the Great Depression and World War-II in Asia” with Dr. Judith Vitale. Jaiswal was awarded his PhD from the University of Delhi, 2021. His doctoral thesis examined the non-Indentured (kangany and maistry) systems of Indian Migration to Ceylon, Malaya and Burma, 1880-1940. During his PhD he was a Fulbright-Nehru Fellow at Harvard University; Volkswagen Global History Fellow, Gottingen University and Indian Council for Social Science (ICSSR) Doctoral Fellow, Delhi. He has also been a recipient of research grants from the Charles Wallace India Trust and the Joint Centre for History and Economics, Cambridge University and Harvard University. He has widely presented and published his research in edited books and Journals of International repute. In between 2015-17 and 2021-22, he taught as an Assistant Professor at the Department of History of various colleges of University of Delhi. His research and teaching interests includes labour and migration History, Indian Ocean studies, Non-Indentured and Indentured systems of migration, British Colonialism, Modern Indian History, history of Modern Europe, and the Global history.